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Open contract and perm positions-Wall street

From: Laura
Sent on: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 5:43 PM

My client on Wall Street is seeking a 3 very senior UI Designers and one Jr. Designer for contract or Perm.  They prefer permanent but will also consider contractors and contract to perm.  Senior designers need to be able to handle a project from start to finish and understand the  full SDLC. This is definitely a fantastic opportunity for someone who’s a rock star!


Below is the description of the position:




This professional is responsible for the driving the interaction design of applications and web site look & feel developed within the Sales Technology organization, and for defining UI standards across business units. He / she will actively assist in defining and communicating a vision to improve the user experience of my clients applications. The designer must be innovative, think out-of-the-box, and push our approach beyond typical corporate design. MUST BE FIRST AND FOREMOST A DESIGNER, technical skill a plus but not a requirement.


In addition to web design, must have experience designing Windows desktop applications and be familiar with platform conventions, best practices, and MS Office suite. Experience should include UI design for data intensive, report-oriented, and transaction-oriented applications. Data visualization experience a plus.

The front-end designer will work with business stakeholders and development teams to conceptualize the user experience of my clients internal and external users. He/she will identify commonalities across different areas and drive the creation of standards to create consistency of experience. This person must have extensive experience working with development teams, and needs to define the process around incorporating a user-centered design approach into the SDLC.


He/she must be experienced working with business and development groups through all phases of the software development lifecycle. This includes:


·         Gathering and analyzing user requirements

·         Translating user requirements into front end specifications

·         Reaching consensus among stakeholders with differing opinions

·         Defining information architecture, interaction elements, and content composition

·         Creating wireframes, screen flows, and state diagrams

·         Working with graphic designers to provide static and interactive low and high fidelity prototypes

·         Vetting design concepts with stakeholders and development groups

·         Usability testing

·         Defining high level and detailed design specifications

·         Partnering with development groups and graphic designers to provide UI guidance and assure correct implementation


Must have excellent communication and organization skills. Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

Work closely with usability team members, product managers, development teams and other internal stakeholders to design wireframes, proof-of-concept mockups, demos and prototypes of proposed and planned applications and features. Create prototypes of user interface designs for usability analysis and client review.

Collaborate in the definition of user interface design standards for desktop and Web applications, to optimize ease-of-use and achieve an integrated and consistent look and feel.

Produce style guides and other tools to assure that applications comply with these standards. Promote these standards firm-wide. Consult with business and development teams to facilitate compliance.

Be knowledgeable about and comply with Corporate Communication branding guidelines.
Serve as a knowledge resource for the latest trends in ux design and best practices.

7+ years of experience in user interface / human factors design

Post-graduate degree in interaction design or related field

Proven experience designing interactive applications that have been developed and achieved great success with users
Expert on Windows operating system metaphors and MS Office front-end conventions

Experience with software development groups and processes

Self-motivated and self-managed with a high degree of analytical ability and intellectual curiosity
Strong fluency in desktop application and web standards and technologies

Attention to detail and accuracy, commitment to delivering highly-polished designs

Ability to manage the design process

Ability to work well under pressure, to handle shifting priorities and ad-hoc requests

Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate actively and proactively with others in a cross-functional team. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, verbally and as a presenter


Must be able to submit portfolio samples before interview. Portfolio should include examples of:

·         Desktop and web application designs that have been delivered to end users

·         Samples of wireframes or other high level design documents

·         Samples of front end design specifications

·         Any other materials that illustrate experience with the UI design and development process from start to finish

Interested parties please email a resume with the requested work samples to me with your availability and compensation information.


Thank you!


Laura Hunter

Vivid Resources




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